How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Most teachers struggle with low student engagement, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. “My My students don’t seem to care.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common. Otherwise, they will engage only when coerced.

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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It will illustrate them in action through the work of practitioners and provide implementation strategies. Pillar #5: Student Engagement and Learning Many of us firmly believe in technology’s potential to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

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The post 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher Inquiry Student Engagement Terry HeickAmbition precedes curiosity.

Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents

Where Learning Clicks

As more learning moves online due to school closures, we’re sharing resources and tips to help educators, students, and parents make this transition. The post Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed? Learn tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience.

3 great ways to supercharge student engagement

eSchool News

No matter what the subject, before students can learn new skills or absorb new material, they need to be paying attention. Here, three educators share the tech tools and best practices they use to improve student engagement and make sure students are energized, focused, and ready to learn.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Neo LMS

The truth is: I was not engaged in the classroom. I was one of those students that were engaged on the surface, appeared to be listening, did not skip class, but learned little and has had to catch up later. Engagement is active. So what does engagement look like?

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

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The post 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious appeared first on TeachThought. Inquiry Student Engagement Terry Heick Experienced Teacher

Battle Boredom with Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

In Gallup surveys, students report increasing levels of classroom boredom, topping out in high school. Harris and Bradshaw offer strategies in their 2nd book on Battling Boredom. Rita Platt finds lots to use with her own students.

6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students

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6 Strategies For Dealing With ‘Difficult’ Students by Dr. Allen Mendler While stress caused by common core concerns has dominated the recent education landscape, dealing with difficult students remains the number one source of constant tension for most teachers.

The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time

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The post The Classroom Management Strategy That Works Every Time appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Student Engagement

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

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Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates.

3 strategies to keep students engaged in STEM

eSchool News

Rather, it is an instructional movement that embodies cross-curricular concepts from four fundamental disciplines, as well as a research-based strategy that addresses the future needs of a technology-driven work force and sustaining a global economy.

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Too Much Sitting? 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Kids Thinking contributed by Kenny McKee Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. 5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Middle & High School New Teacher Strategies Student EngagementToo Much Sitting?

Understanding Student Engagement

eSpark

Effective 21st century educators are less concerned with running quiet, orderly classrooms, and more concerned with meeting the needs of every student and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. Read on for takeaways, strategies, and resources to take back to your district.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In his meta-analysis of over 300 research studies, John Hattie found that direct instruction has above average gains when it comes to student results, specifically an effect size of 0.59. To me, instruction is what the adult does whereas learning is what the student does.

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

Edutopia

John McCarthy Student Engagement Key strategies to ensure student engagement include being authentic, introducing units with meaningful launch events, and letting students know what outcomes to expect

3 Strategies To Promote Positive Reinforcement

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A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Edsurge

When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

Play Like a Pirate: Fun That Doubles Student Engagement

Fractus Learning

Part of several recent conversations that I’ve had with educators have focused on different levels of student engagement. We use this to get usable data from middle and high school students by asking them to select one quadrant that best describes each of their classes.

5 Questions to Increase Student Success in a Digital Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

In a digital or blended learning environment, some of the traditional methods used by teachers to increase student success may need to be augmented. The post 5 Questions to Increase Student Success in a Digital Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

MindShift

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. After class students complete written reflections about the book, with different types of questions serving multiple pedagogical goals.

Alan November to host student engagement webinar

eSchool News

Students are not engaged in the classroom like they should be, and educators are searching for ways to bridge this gap to create the best learning environment for each of their students. Modern technologies are making it easier to engage students, but choosing the right technologies to support student engagement in the classroom is a difficult task, and one with an important goal: creating learner-centered environments in which students can thrive.

Retrieval Practice: A Strategy to Promote Successful Learning

Digital Promise

How can we foster and encourage successful learning, where students apply knowledge, build connections, think critically — and retain important knowledge over time? Students can discuss their takeaways in pairs, small groups, or one at a time.

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

The Principal of Change

I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. The following are some of the benefits I have noticed when kids engage in design thinking.

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014).

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014).

20 ideas for making thinking visible

Ditch That Textbook

Visible thinking strategies aim to do exactly what they say, help students demonstrate their thinking in a way that others can see and understand. Students may explain their thinking through discussion, model it with manipulatives, or create a drawing or sketch to explain or demonstrate their thinking. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching student engagement teaching visible thinking visible thinking in the classroom

6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning

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The post 6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Student Engagement Experienced Teacher brain-based learning

Why Student Agency Matters

Where Learning Clicks

What does that look like for students, and how can educators help develop that desire? The post Why Student Agency Matters appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. One of the keys to being successful is to want to be successful.

When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

eSchool News

It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. And as the world becomes more connected, schools are making every attempt to help students develop the skills they’ll need to be a part of that interconnected world.

Stimulating Learning during National Game and Puzzle Week

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Outside the Classroom engagement Gamification national game and puzzle week stimulating learning stimulating learning during National Game and Puzzle Week student engagement Teaching Strategies

Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions

Where Learning Clicks

Digital distractions are happening more and more in classrooms around the country, so we discuss ways to work to prevent them with your students. The post Deeper Dialogue around Digital Distractions appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Enhancing Instruction with Guided Notes

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Inside the Classroom enhancing instruction with guided notes how we learn keeping students engaged Student Success taking better notes Teacher Resources Teaching StrategiesResearch shows that note-taking aids learning and using guided notes can help even more.